Designing Sustainable Roofing Systems

Enlightened building owners and roof system designers are interested in adopting roofing systems using environmental parameters. In many countries a generation has grown up in a culture sympathetic and supportive to “green” issues. Many colleges and universities include environmental studies as part of normal course work. The roofing industry’s challenge is to translate this interest and good will into practical guidelines that lead to improvements in the long-term performance of roof systems–within a given financial budget.